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compel (someone) to (do something)

To strongly encourage or pressure someone to do something. Threaten me all you want—you'll never compel me to be a traitor to my country!
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compel someone to do something

to force someone to do something; to drive someone to so something. You can't compel me to do that. She compelled herself to try, even though she was ill.
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Congress, Roberts wrote, constructed RFRA with the intent that "courts should strike sensible balances, pursuant to a compelling interest test that requires the Government to address the particular practice at issue.
As the Supreme Court realized, once judges start scrutinizing every law that burdens religion, looking for a compelling interest to justify it, they are forced to compare apples to oranges, worldly ends to spiritual imperatives.
While domestic partnership may present itself as a workable political compromise, it's not clear whether it would pass a judicial compelling interest test.
ESI is a pioneer and leading supplier of world-class production laser systems that help its microelectronics customers achieve compelling yield and productivity gains.
Our goal was to produce a movie that would inspire, encourage, and challenge audience members whatever their level of faith, in addition to being an entertaining, compelling story," said Jones.
Despite the overwhelming weight of the compelling and utterly chilling evidence of petitioner's multiple brutal crimes, his counsel argue that he was denied a fair trial and that imposition of the death penalty would be a miscarriage of justice.
Cisco's entry into the quickly-growing digital signage market shows that digital signage is a dynamic and easy-to-use communication tool that can enable businesses to optimize their marketing, advertising and training and drive a compelling and high-quality customer experience.
9) However, if the conduct being reviewed could result in criminal, as well as administrative, sanctions, public employers are forced to choose between preserving employees' statements for later use in criminal court by avoiding compulsion during interviews or compelling interviews for disciplinary purposes and thereby immunizing employees' statements.
All members who want to share their SightSpeed-produced video messages (in particular, bloggers who wish to vlog) can now easily copy and paste the relevant HTML snippet for the video player directly into their Web site or blog for a significantly more compelling overall user experience.
BuzzCast pushes compelling information, such as financial news, sports and entertainment headlines, to any device - regardless of network or device type - personalized according to the unique preferences of each subscriber.
creators of 3D interactive sales and marketing solutions that bring products to life, today announced that Procter & Gamble and ViewSonic([R]) will implement Kaon's 3D solutions to create more compelling and engaging selling environments for their products.
com, our in-theatre audiences will be able to enjoy unique and compelling programs that give them a behind-the-scenes glimpse at everything from private rehearsals and jam sessions to concert performances eI all delivered over NCMeIUs Digital Content Network,eIN said Dan Diamond, Vice President of Digital Programming for National CineMedia.
Georgios Sianos to Present Compelling Results Demonstrating Effectiveness of AngioJet[R] Treatment, Company Also Hosting Coronary Thrombus Management and Peripheral Vascular Disease Sessions
By integrating muvee's technology into the NuCORE CleanCapture[TM] SiP-1280 digital image processor, both companies will demonstrate how end users will be able to automatically and instantly create compelling photo slideshows that are paced to music and ready for on-screen viewing in HD quality.
Family Dollar has an outstanding leadership team, and it is a privilege to work with them as we pursue our mission of providing our customers with a more compelling place to shop, our Associates with a more compelling place to work and our investors with a more compelling place to invest," said Jim Kelly, President and Chief Operating Officer.